Today's Medicine with Yesterday's Values


Please help us welcome our newest team member to Forward Focus Concierge Medicine. Kristie Faller is a veteran Registered Nurse who has lived and worked in the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff community for over 20 years. She will primarily serve Dr. Sharon Berliant's patients however, you may hear her on the other end of the phone helping to solve your issue.

We are so pleased to welcome Kristie to our practice. She joins Forward Focus with a breadth of skills and experiences that are sure to enhance the personalized care of our patients. She also brings an energy & enthusiasm that will make our patients feel comfortable and right at home.

Dr. Sharon Berliant

Forward Focus Features

Personalize Doctor Attention

Personalized Attention

Personalized Attention

  • Undivided attention from your physician during lengthy appointments
  • 24/7 access to your physician via phone, email or text
  • Same-day scheduling
  • Unparalleled support staff who treat you like family
Coordination of Care

Coordination of Care

Coordination of Care

  • Referrals to trusted specialists and advocacy on your behalf
  • Help in navigating medical decisions and interpreting results
  • Daily visits when hospitalized at Lake Forest and Highland Park Hospital
Comprehensive Care

State of the Art Medical Care

State of the Art Medical Care

  • Outstanding symptom management and acute care
  • Medical sophistication and the time to provide comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis
  • Clinical expertise in all aspects of internal medicine
Wellness Partners for Comprehensive Care

Emphasis on Prevention & Wellness

Emphasis on Prevention & Wellness

  • Focus on lifestyle issues and behavioral changes
  • Proactive health plans and strategies to prevent disease
  • On-site access to wellness providers in nutrition and Ear Nose & Throast (ENT)
  • Regularly scheduled educational seminars on a variety of personal health topics

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"Dr. Schaffel is a truly gifted doctor. Not only does he possess the knowledge and the skills that make him a wonderful practitioner of medicine, but Dr. Schaffel is that rare physician who makes you feel like you are his only patient. He gives the patient the comfort needed to openly discuss health issues so they can be... Read More

- Dan Katz, Director, Enterprise Sales

"Dr. Lasin has surpassed all of my expectations as a physician. He is always patient and caring, while also being so capable and knowledgeable. With great confidence, I have recommended him to many of my friends and family members. "

- Marc Alberts

"Dr. Steve Lasin has been my Primary Care Physician for many years. I consider him a trusted, caring, sympathetic and helpful physician. He always takes my concerns very seriously and never dismisses them as unimportant. . He is an iconic member of the Northern Illinois and South Eastern Wisconsin medical community I would... Read More

- VP Emco Chemical

"I have a relationship with Dr. Schaffel and the entire staff of Forward Focus that is unequaled in my experience. Rebecca, Katie, Mel et al treat us like family. In one of our more serious discussions over the years he said, "I have your back." I firmly believe those four words, and am grateful that I have found a doctor/... Read More

- Steve Hipp

"Imagine having a great relationship with your Doctor... one where you come first, not the insurance companies, not the administrators and lawyers, not one overwhelmed by the demands of too many patients. You've just imagined Forward Focus. Forward Focus is awesome! "

- Craig Purse

"My husband, a patient of Dr. Steven Lasin's, was confronted with a medical emergency. Dr. Lasin was there for both of us providing his medical expertise as well as his psychological and physical support. Now, our 2 sons and I are all patients of Dr. Lasin! Dr. Lasin's practice of medicine is what "practicing medicine"... Read More

- Minde Korman

"I have been a patient of Dr. Berliant for almost 20 years. She is caring, compassionate, and professional. Most of all, she is ethical, has integrity, and is honest and diligent when recommending treatment and solutions. She has always provided outstanding medical care with terrific follow-up. "

- Susan Schloss